#2 Charity Shops

April 27, 2015 § Leave a comment


I first met Bridget in March 2015  at my local Oxfam bookshop on London Road in Southampton. The shop’s just round the corner from where I live so it’s convenient for popping in on a regular basis on the off-chance of grabbing a poetry bargain.

This particular day,  the shelf contents jostled for attention and like an overindulgent pet-lover at an RSPCA shelter, I gathered up a bundle to carry home with me.

I think these are the books I bought in that instance: Tobias Hill’s Nocturne in Chrome & Sunset Yellow (Salt) along with Dana Gioia’s The Gods of Winter (Peterloo Poets), John Siddique’s Poems from a NorthernSoul (Crocus), Rose Flint’s Nekyia (Stride) and Firesigns (Poetry Salzburg), Walter de la Mare’s Peacock Pie: A Book of Rhymes (Faber and Faber), Mary Oliver’s Wild Geese: Selected Poems (Bloodaxe), A Marvin Bell Reader: Selected Poetry and Prose (Middleburg College Press)…

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